Upslope Brown Ale

Colorado
United States
Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our medium-bodied Brown Ale is brewed in the English tradition, with an infusion of American creativity. The rich, malty backbone balances an assertive hop character, and ends with a smooth, dry finish. Our Brown Ale boasts a dark brown body that supports a creamy tan head.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
East Kent Golding, Cascade
Malts: 
English Malt, Crystal Malt, Roasted Malt, Brown Sugar
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Upslope Brown Ale by Upslope Brewing Co. is a delicious malt-forward rendition of the BJCP Category 19C American Brown Ale, though the hop character of this offering is perhaps a bit more representative of a 13B British Brown Ale.

Deep rich toffee, caramel, coffee and roast malt notes welcome you upon the pour. Very little hop character is noted, with but a touch of English hop woodiness coming through. The beer is a deep brown color with nice clarity and a tan, small bubble head that lingers throughout the drink.

The flavor has a complex rich caramel and toffee character with associated roast and light coffee flavors. There is a light-medium English-type hop flavor and bitterness, but the malt component easily dominates over the hops. The middle and finish retain the malt complexity quite well. The body is a solid medium, and the carbonation is rather light as expected for the style.

The overall impression of this brew comes off more as a British Brown rather than an American, but it is a quite flavorful offering that will delight malt lovers  Cheers and enjoy! 

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Beer Recommendation

The American Brown Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate or caramel flavors. An American style influenced by British Brown Ales but with more hops. The medium to medium-dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Brown IPAs feature higher alcohol, bitterness and hop character than American Brown Ales. Read on to discover our American Brown Ale reviews.

The American Brown Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate or caramel flavors. An American style influenced by British Brown Ales but with more hops. The medium to medium-dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Brown IPAs feature higher alcohol, bitterness and hop character than American Brown Ales. Read on to discover our American Brown Ale reviews.

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